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announced he wanted to plead guilty to 8 count against him, attempted murder i and attempted use of a weapon of mass instruction. the terrorist told the judge he understood what he was doing by pleading guilty. admitted he try to blow up a bomb in his pants on a jetliner from amsterdam to detroit. the judge asked him a series of questions to determine his competency. she began to list the crimes he was accused of one by one. conspiracy to commit terrorism. attempted measurer on an aircraft. attempted placement of a destruction of device. the 25 year old man listened and agreed to everything. including decades in prison, the counts carry. umar farouk abdulmutallab is the educated son of a wealthy nigerian business man. in a statement that he read in court, in clear well spoken english. he described what he did and why. he said he had an agreement with at least one person to carry out the attack. that his attempted bombing was to fulfill a religious obligation to participate in jihad, and retaliate against the u.s., for its relationship with israel, and for the killings of his muslim brothers
>>> where are the jobs? where are the jobs? >> boiling point. outrage over the stagnant u.s. economy. corporate greed and d.c. dysfunction grows as the government releases what is expected to be another dismal jobs report. >>> a bizarre twist. the parents of a missing kansas city baby deny police accusations they have stopped cooperating with investigators. >>> a decade old war in afghanistan. as one former commander warns, we're still a long way off from winning. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 7th, 2011. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >>> we begin with the u.s. economy. this morning, the labor department releases its employment report for last month and the news is not expected to be good. economists predict that about 60,000 jobs were added in september, not enough to lower the employment rate which is expected to remain at 9.1%. unemployment has topped 8% for the past 31 months, the longest stretch on record. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning, susan. >> hi, go
he used to inspire his life and his work has died. >> remembering that i'll be dead soon is the most important tool i've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. >> his choices created everything from macs and iphones and the way we relate to each other. the digital message spread around the world to presidents and ceos to those who love what he created. >> it's sad but i think he would be pleased to see this store tonight and see all of the products he helped create. >> reporter: the legacy of steve jobs and apple's future without him "early" october 6th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm erica hill. what you're looking at right there is actually our neighbor here at "the early show." the apple store. that has not stopped people from coming by and turning this into a memorial for steve jobs. it's open 24 hours so always a steady stream of people but today they came bearing more than their apple gadgets. >> exactly. i'm chris wragge. when i pulled up this morning along the side with construction there was some graff
restored. but as john blackstone tells us, the crash of 2011 might be a wakeup call. >> reporter: the hardware failure and the two-day backlog in e-mails that disabled blackberry service from the middle east to north america was a warning to a world that's become ever more dependent on always being connected. this man works on wall street. >> you realize how much you do rely on these mechanisms and just kind of pulling my hair out. >> reporter: 35% of american adults use smart phones like the blackberry or iphone. two-thirds even say they've slept with them. but while the old-fashioned land line phone system was built to virtually always work, hand-held devices have never been that dependable says tech analyst charles govin. >> we all live with sporadic outages. i won't say on a daily basis but it's not infrequent. >> reporter: that's a reason govin has cell phones from three different carriers to make sure he's never entirely disconnected. >> today we still use the phrase "to go online" but the truth is we don't go online, we are online. we live our lives online. the net has bec
around the world. u.s. officials insist that the iranian government was behind the plot. norah o'donnell is at the white house with the latest. norah. >> reporter: scott, tonight, secretary of state hillary clinton said iran must be held accountable for what she called a reckless act that the u.s. will not tolerate. >> this plot was a flagrant violation of international and u.s. law and a dangerous escalation of the iranian government's long-standing use of political violence and sponsorship of terrorism. >> reporter: secretary clinton said the plot was directed by elements of the iranian government, including the deadly quds force, an elite secret branch of the iranian military. it was a brazen murder-for-hire plot right out of a spy novel where an iranian-born u.s. citizen wanted to hire a mexican drug cartel to kill the saudi ambassador. the details are so bizarre, some u.s. officials said it looked like the work of amateurs. >> i would be careful about calling this a sloppy operation or amateurish or cowboyish. >> reporter: michigan republican mike rogers chairs the house int
the quds force. >> we will ask vice president joe biden what steps the u.s. is ready to take now against iran. >>> mitt romney looks like the republican front-runner once again with a key endorsement from governor chris christie and a confident display at last night's gop debate. >> the american people in the kind of financial crisis they are in, they know someone who knows how to create jobs and i do. >> we will he show you more from the republican presidential debate from new hampshire "early" this wednesday morning, october 12th 2011. >> good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. >>> after the arrest of a u.s. citizen accused of plotting iran's first-ever terror attack on american soil. cbs news accordance bob orr is in washington with us with the very latest. >> as you say, it's a bombshell case signaling serious new trouble with iran. the obama administration now is accusing iranian agents of planning and financing a scheme to assassinate a top saudi ambassador in the united states. they say the plot to kill saudi ambassador to the u.s. >> this conspiracy was directed from i
" for wednesday, october 12th, 2011. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >>> the state department issued a worldwide travel alert overnight warning americans of potential terror attacks sponsored by iran, this follows a spoiled terror plot right out of hollywood. an alleged murder for hire plan targeting the saudi ambassador to the united states on american oil. two iran government agents have been charged. one is under arrest and the other one is still on the run. susan mcginnis is in washington with details on this. good morning, susan. what is the latest? >> reporter: this has stunned washington. just simply the idea that iran would solicit the murder for high from a mexican drug cartel to kill the saudi ambassador and has all levels of the u.s. government reacting and the talk now here is what the u.s. does next. federal officials are warning americans at home and abroad to be on the lookout for possible terrorist attacks. the state department issued the alert late last night as justice revealed they had spoiled an alleged plot to assassinate the ambassador to the u
. built so you can rule the air. >>> murder for hire. an assassination plot prevented on u.s. soil. >> the target and how the seem was foiled. >>> hello everyone. people are talking about tonight. >> a threat of bombs and massive injuries aimed at one in washington. how it was uncovered. >> reporter: the obama administration is accusing the iranian government of planning to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the u.s. >> his conspiracy was conceived and was directed from iran. it constitutes a flagrant violation of u.s. and national law. >> reporter: iranian agents -- at his favorite restaurant in washington. >> these individuals have no regard for their intended victim, no regard for innocent citizens who might have been hurt or killed in this attempted assassination. >> reporter: federal agents arrested 56-year-old at jfk airport on september 29. they say he has confessed and identified iranian officials. the other suspect is member of iran's special operations unit and is still at large in iran. they say he hired a hit man he believed worked for a mexican drug cartel, the men we
, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. appreciate you joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> we begin this morning with a powerful and deadly earthquake in turkey. hundreds of rescue teams worked through the night and search for survivors believed to be trapped beneath dozens of collapsed building. the magnitude 7.2 quake hit eastern turkey near the border with iran. they say 80 buildings collapsed. at least 217 are known to have died, but hundreds are still missing this morning. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning. >> hi, terrell. good morning. >> reporter: it's a real struggle in turkey at this hour to simply find survivors, so the full extent of the casualties is not going to be known for some time. president obama said the u.s. stands shoulder-to-shoulder with turkey right now and is ready to help. rescue crews pulled this man out alive from a collapsed building in eastern turkey this morning, after desperately looking for any sign of life. a 7.2 magnitude quake shook the remote region on sunday, flattening buildin
to get the u.s. involved in he libyan rebellion and when he did he was criticized for allowing nato to take the lead. in a meeting on thursday, the president defended his decision saying the u.s. had done exactly what it set out to do. >> a whole range of international issues. there is enormous capacity and we are able to leverage greater resources more effectiveness at lower costs than we were able to work together. >> reporter: the white house says the u.s. spent just $2 billion on the libyan operation and suffered not a single american casualty. >> this is a momentous day in the history of libya. the dark shadow of tyranny has been lifted. >> reporter: the president pledged continued u.s. help but gave no details on potential u.s. aid, either humanitarian and nato's involvement will end almost immediately. >> now we will be a partner that forge a future that provides dignity, freedom, and opportunity. >> reporter: referring to the upheavals across the arabian world, mr. obama had a warning. >> for the region, today's events prove once more the rule of an iron fist inevitably come
that kind of growth. >> reporter: and he's used his voice around the world to encourage job creation, but prosecutor says gupta, who appeared in court today,om openly flaunted security laws. inaise statement, his lawyer called the charges baseless, saying mr. gupta is innocent. he has always acted with honesty and integrity. tonight, gupta is free on it will $10 million bail after pleading not guilty. he's not accused of directly profiting from the inside information he allegedly passed on, but if convicted he faces 105 years in prison and millions in fines. >> pelley: thanks, bob. hedge fund manager raj rajaratnam was sentenced earlier this month to 11 years in prison, the longest term ever for an insider trading case. the biggest name in wall street fraud is bernie madoff, whose ponzi scheme robbed investors of $20 billion. madoff is in prison, and his family has been in seclusion until tonight. in a story for "60 minutes," morley safer sat down with madoff's wife, ruth, and his son, andrew. in the interview, andrew madoff recalls a time he received an envelope with surprising cont
stronger after going diving. kind of completely blew us out of the water. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. if you were looking for the day the economy began to rise, today could be a contender. the government told us that growth accelerated in the third quarter-- and have a look at the trend. growth in the first quarter was 0.4%. in the second quarter, 1.3%. and today's number 2.5%. that's still weak, but there is a hint of momentum. earlier today, the europeans worked out a plan to contain their debt crisis and that sent markets surging. for october, the dow is up more than 11%-- on track for its largest one-month percentage gain in 25 years which brings us to our favorite picture of the day: a man on a german trading floor. too much optimism in that face? maybe. 14 million americans are still out of work. so we turn for perspective to anthony mason at the new york stock exchange. anthony? >> reporter: that huge rally this month, scott, has pushed stocks into positive territory for the year. the 2.5% growth
attempted murder and a use of weapons of mass destruction. he was trying to sell off explosives in his underwear. he's expected to get a life sentence. >>> on another terror plot foiled a plan to cincinnati the saudi arabiaian ambassador to the u.s. now a worldwide warning has been issued for all americans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton wants iran held accountable for the alleged plot. she called a dangerous escalation of iran support of terrorism. >> this kind of reckless act undermine international norms and the international system. >> reporter: prosecutors charged 56-year-old with planning a foiled scheme of killing saudi ambassador as he died at a washington restaurant. u.s. officials believe the iranian government had a hand in directing the country's first attack on american soil. they have stepped up their sanctions on iran's government and now asking other countries to do the same. >> join us in condemning this threat to international peace and security. >> reporter: state department leaders want to get the support of other countries in condemning iran. th
to use insanity defense, but the lawyers did not use that. the prosecution will use taped interviews with the changing story and the expert and dna evidence. >> the family said they believe in the justice system. >> i hope to find closure after this. if i could say one word, it would be why. >> she walked around the store in size 14 shoes to alter the footprints. they hope to have a jury picked tomorrow night. back to you. . >> that trial should last about eight days. >>> dozens of police officers have been indicted in the case today, 25-year-old jury digs and the 39-year-old, the father pleaded guilty to respond to car accidents in the city. they had their cars towed, even though that company was not authorized to tow for the city. they got paid hundreds to get referred and then in turn file claims and the insurance companies got larger amounts of money -- each man could get five years in prison. >>> more on the corruption trial in the case of a state senator that will use his power in the grocery store chain. what was said today? >> the lieutenant above was part of the parade of fa
andrews tells us how much of a raise they'll be getting. wyatt? >> reporter: scott, this is an average but the social security raise we expect to be announced for next january will be around $38 a month. for the tens of millions of retirees who have had no cost of living raise for the last three years, it's real money and it's about time is when seniors heard the news in miami, this was the response. jose perez says the increase will help him pay his utility bill. >> with the increase in social security i will be able to have heat and cold whenever i need it. >> reporter: social security is expected to announce a cola-- a cost of living adjustment-- of around 3.5%. it's the first increase since 2009. seniors receiving the average benefit of $1,082 a month would receive an extra $37.84. for retirees dependent on social security, $38 a month can be a lifesaver. david asher counsels retirees at the center for jewish family services in los angeles. >> well, it can be a difference between food and rent. or between going to the doctor or cutting back on their prescription drugs or getting pr
a broadcast saying, don't go to this garage? >> we didn't use this, it was a localized incident. >> reporter: the chief says there are extra patrols. in the garage, we saw the parking personnel walking the floors. this afternoon, an e-mail goes out to those on campus. all, not enough information to calm the fears. >> maybe it's not that secure? >> reporter: the man was 48 and he was assaulted getting out of his mercedes. the keys were in the i think in addition. he was shot in the back and his condition is upgraded from critical to series. reporting downtown, i'm mike schuh, eyewitness news. >>> thank you, mike. the police say there have been two violent incidents on the campus in the past two years. >>> the huge storm that ripped through parts of virginia was a tornado. in the video, you can see the twister and threatening clouds as the storm blew through on thursday. the tornado touched down and caused the damage. no one was seriously injured. >>> a new space telescope is a step closer to heading into orbit. nasa says the jane web space telescope will be ready for launch in 2018. officials
. they've told us, they know it won't bring back their father. >>> this 87-year-old survived the depression and combat during world war ii, now, a bite of breakfast may be what killed him. >> the numbers have me just in awe. there are a million and a half cantaloupe and my father ate one of the can't lope. >> her dad gained 9 pounds in days and he died six days later. >> he said, i'm going to see you tomorrow. that's when he passed, at night. >> reporter: he tested positive for lysteria. >> what does this mean? >> reporter: one of 17 deaths linked to the cantaloupe contaminations. >> the first few weeks i couldn't have breakfast, he wasn't sitting there. >> reporter: this farm is the source of the out break. by taking action, they're hoping they can prevent this from happening again. >> it would give meaning to his passing away if we could have somebody not get sick. >> reporter: the cases linked to the cantaloupes have been found in 19 states and several other families filed lawsuits against the farm. >>> and the farms won't comment about the out break because of a pending l
to fulfill a religious obligation, participate in jihad and to retaliate against the u.s. for its relationship with israel. and for killing his brothers and sisters worldwide. >> reporter: his lawyer says they don't know why he pled guilty. but the prosecution was led to declare a number guilty. >> he did the right thing by pleading guilty. he needs to be responsible for what he did. accountable for it. and he needs to be punished and rehabilitated. >> reporter: abdulmutallab's statement ended with a threat, that the u.s. will eventually pay for what it has done. in detroit, manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> attorney general eric holder says today's outcome shows u.s. courts are effective in fighting terrorism and keeping american people safe. >>> a new terror warning. it comes after the fbi foiled what they're calling an assassination plot. denise is in the newsroom with more on alert for all americans tonight. denise? >> well, mary, the state department is warning everyone to stay alert for potential terror attacks sponsored by iran. the worldwide warnings come after two
. wjz 13 learned detectives used his cell phone signal to track his whereabouts. >> we know what has happened to william. he can be with his mother, when we have a service we can have them both together hopefully. not have this hanging over our head. worrying and waiting and looking and not having an answer. >> reporter: police uncovered video of william and his step dad at the shed nearby hours before they say the 6th grader was murdered. william was flaying unaware of the horror that was about to come. >> it did not appear there was any distress between the two in the footage. he appeared to be running around as you would expect a boy that age to do. >> reporter: lopez has a violent past arrested after fleeing to north carolina and headed back to maryland to face murder charges for jane mc quain. police say charges are pending for the murder of young william. >> william was the greatest, most beautiful, wonderful cheerful child in the entire world, entire world. there is no reason this should have happened to him. who could do this to william? it's just a little kid. who could do i
today? >> he was shocked. he was shocked. >> reporter: and his son, partnery, refused to talk with us on camera. a court date has yet to be set. live outside of the detention center, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> what a mess, jeb jessica. -- jessica. thank you. >>> drug smugglers are getting increasingly more creative, in their attempt to get drugs into the united states. mary is in the newsroom with the surprising picture you have to see to believe. >> reporter: customs and border protection officers at dulles made the surprising discovery. take a look. cocaine-filled bedpost knobs. they arrived as part of a group of goods carried by a courier from el salvador. agents were experience suspicious and called for some of the items to be x-rayed. and that's when they found the cocaine inside the bed posts. the drug his a street value more than $17,000 and were bound for a location in new york. >> the courier was apparently unaware of what he was transporting and was sent back to el salvador. >>> a plot to assassinate the saudi arabian ambassador to the fuzz. -- to the uni
at the expectations. business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis joins us this morning with more. so give us an idea what are people expecting this morning? >> analysts on average are expecting to learn today that the economy created 65,000 jobs in the month of september and that did nothing for the unemployment rate. in fact, it notched higher to 9.2% according to their expectations. two things to keep in mind when you look at these numbers. first off, last month, economists and analysts got that number wrong. they actually thought it was going to be better than what it turned out to be. second of all just to keep pace with population growth you need 150,000 new jobs every month, so this number, even though there is jobs created, it doesn't keep pace with population growth and when you go back in time and you look back at where we have been in this economy, for two years plus now we have been near or above 9% unemployment. you have to go all the way back to january of 2008 to find a time where unemployment was at a norm normalized level which was 5%. >> will the number
in the living room. now, detectives tell us that a suicide note was found inside the home here. i just spoke with a family friend who said the couple was not having any kind. financial difficulties, but he tells me the husband had been sick. he had apparently been in and out of the hospital this year. he thinks it was potentially because of a stroke. now, at this point, county police are not releasing the identities of the couple until all of the family is informed. but they will be out here on the scene and so will we. for now, we're in whitemarsh, i'm meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> such a sad story. we're still working to get more information. we'll bring you the latest tonight on eyewitness news at 6:00. >>> justice for a promising johns hopkins researcher, who was murdered, just blocks from his baltimore home. today, his killer learns his fate. but he still says he didn't do it. wjz is live at mitchell courthouse. weijia jiang is there for today's sentencing. >> reporter: denise, frankly, the judge clearly didn't care what john waggoner had to say. he said he would show john w
to a european debt deal and better than expected growth in the u.s. economy. this morning, markets around the world gaining more ground as the dow jones industrials hit the 12,000 mark for the first time in months. alexis christoforous is at the new york stock exchange. two good news yesterday. why are investors suddenly so confident? >> i have three words for you, chris. european debt deal. after weeks of haggling and head-butting european leads finally showed a unified front and announced a plan to tackle their debt crisis and shore up their banks. this time, it wasn't all europe. a government report yesterday showed the economy grew at a faster clip than expected last quarter at an annual rate of 2.5%, because consumers and businesses spent more. while that may have eased fears of a double dip recession, it's way too early to pop the champagne. we still have a number of things holding this economy back, namely high unemployment and a struggling housing market. >> let's call it cautious optimism. we had headed to record months for the dow and s&p. in indication on the street this trend
patrol agent brian terry was killed in arizona and two of the guns sent undercover by the u.s. government into mexico were found at the crime scene, the program exploded in controversy. could one of those walked guns be responsible for the death of a federal agent? the head of the a.t.f. has step down. a u.s. attorney in arizona has resigned and lesser officials have been transferred or replaced. but questions remain. who instituted the program? what did attorney general eric holder know about it? and when? >> i'm not sure of the exact date but i probably heard about fast and furious for the first time over the last few weeks. >> schieffer: was there a cover-up, a scandal or is it all just politics? we'll talk to congressman darrell ice a, the congressional chairman investigating the justice department's role. and congressman elijah cummings, the ranking democrat on his committee. we'll also bring in cbs news investigative correspondent sheryl attkisson who first broke the story. and then we'll talk politics and get the latest on the republican presidential race from chief white house cor
for weapons of mass destruction which were never found. then the u.s. found it in the middle of a civil war, caught between two branches of islam. on this historic day, we have reports from david martin and norah o'donnell. first david who's at fort brag, north carolina. >> reporter: good evening, scott. fort bragg is the home of the 82nd airborne which currently has 3,500 troops in iraq. they'll all be home for the holidays because today the president pulled the plug on negotiations that could have kept some american troops in iraq past the end of the year. >> the rest of our troops in iraq will come home by the end of the year. after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. >> reporter: for better or worse, the military operation which began with shock and awe in march of 2003 and descended into the mayhem of civil war is really going to end. even though both americans an iraqis agree there are still holes in iraqi defenses. the u.s. had offered to keep up to 5,000 troop there is to train iraqis in air defense, intelligence, and protecting against the threat of invasion, par
on this thursday morning. a little fog here in new york city. i'm erica hill. nice to have you with us. >> nice to have with us as well. nice to be sitting next to you. i'm completely confused on a thursday morning. i'm jeff glor. chris wragge is off this morning. >>> on a more serious note not confused but clearly pained jack hanna when he had to make decisions when the wild animals escaped. we will talk to him later on this morning. >>> we begin with the story out of zanesville ohio. the hunt for the wild animals set free on tuesday is now over. most of the animals were shot and killed by police. this morning, animal lovers are asking why? cbs news cynthia bowers is in zanesville with the latest. >> reporter: you're right, the death toll was staggering and inexplicable. one man and 50 exotic animals. folks who knew the 62-year-old terry thompson said he was a nice guy but marched to the beat of a different drummer. why no one knows why he decided to let loose 50 his beloved exotic pets and committing suicide and condemning them to death well j joel shot this video shows
. teresa jefferson used cleaning chemicals to attack another woman who started dating jefferson's ex-boyfriend. >> the suspect grabbed bleach and ammonia and poured it on the victim. because of the mixture, it caused a hazmat seen. >> reporter: jefferson has a wrap sheet that includes domestic violence, auto theft and drug possessions. neighbors say she never talked about her former boyfriend or the woman who was attacked. >> she is a hard worker and don't mess with anyone, takes care of oh her children and helps in the community. it's out of character. she probably had to be provoked. >> she is a good neighbor and minds her business. >> reporter: jefferson faces charges of first and second degree assault, bail at 350,000 dollars and a court appearance expected tomorrow. adam may, eye witness news. >>> wal-mart condemns such in store behavior and apologizes for the inconvenience to customers. >>> a fatal police involved shooting happened saturday on the 1800 block of hope street. police say san officer responded to the area where a man shot his ex-wife in the neck. the suspect report
weapon at the scene. maybe derek here can help us out with that. boa vista: damn, those are some nice abs. this guy must have lived at the gym. where did he find time to squeeze in all the women? always time to squeeze in women. especially if they're paying. (scoffs) a lot of coagulated blood. probably suffered an intracranial hemorrhage. my guess is he would have bled out if the propane hadn't gotten to him first. got a little something in this wound. would you do me a favor and hand me the magnifying glass and tweezers, please? gracias. mm-hmm. yeah. are those dandruff flakes? maybe from our gigolo joe. his dandruff could have fallen onto the vic when he attacked him. care to take it to trace? thank you. the flakes are pvc plastic. but i can't think of anything made of pvc heavy enough to fracture a skull. what if it were part of a weapon? hmm? this may help. the flakes are coated with water and glycerin. why would that be on the outside of a weapon? it's not what's on the outside. it's what's on the inside. hmm. i'm totally lost. okay. when i was a little, my dad used to take me to the
on the environment around us. >> reporter: they haveave food court, medical unit, and public a daily newspaper called "the occupied "wall street journal"." >> where are the jobs they have created? all they create is money for themselves. >> reporter: 69-year-old patricia walsh came from denver. she protested the democratic convention back in 1968. >> these kids are right on target about how our country has to change, and they have good heart. >> reporter: scott, by the look of it, it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. and protesters say they will remain here at this small park through winter. >> pelley: thanks, michelle. the protests are spreading. there were demonstrations in more than a dozen cities, including boston, baltimore, chicago, denver, los angeles, san francisco, and seattle. in some places, there were only a few protesters, but in others, there were several thousands. in new york city, the police are trying to make sure the protests don't get out of hand as they have from time to time here in the europe. the n.y.p.d. is using a controversial crowd control technique and we'll aske
their mortgage bills. norah o'donnell joins us this morning with the details. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> reporter: the president's jobs billed is stalled in congress. today, president obama is going to begin a series of executive branch actions in order to help jump-start the economy. first up housing. guess what? the president is on the west coast today. he is going to be in las vegas which, of course is the heart of the housing problem in this country. we know, of course that many people believe that the housing recovery is tied to economic recovery. so here is what the president is going to be doing today. he is announcing what senior officials call major overhaul of the underused refinance program. bottom line you've under water and you've been paying your bills and you can't refinance and can't get ahold of the great rates out there for people this program the president will announce will enable people to fix that and remove a lot of the barriers in place for people who can't refinance and take advantage of some of the savings out there. i think you'll
will definitely want to reach out for a jacket. the urologist tim williams will tell us why. eyewitness news saturday morning is seconds away, but first here is sharon. >> if you are ready to get into the spirit of hauling, let's take a coast league tour. we will tell you all about it. eyewitness news is seconds away. >> this is wjz tv. wjz hd, and wjz.com. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's new station. >> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. i am gigi barnett. >> and i'm tim williams. editors and 30s and 40s around the region. a chilly start to the day. not as many clubs out there today as there were yesterday. some clouds found their way in north and west of the city and down toward the bout way. -- toward the bout way. we are looking at sunshine. it's just a gorgeous start to the day, but it is very chilly. temperature 38 degrees. we are at 39 out 10, 46 dc, 39 in oakland. anytime we are the same temperature in oakland, one of us is going to be pretty chilly. typically, it's going to be the metro area.
:00 in the morning as it was traveling -- u.s. convoy was traveling near the afghan parliament. a car bomb struck the side of an armored bus that was carrying u.s. troops and it burst into flames. cbs news has been told six americans were killed and six others were injured. the nato forces have not confirmed those numbers. helicopters landed near the scene to pick up many of those casualties according to eyewitnesses. afghan police also say that at least four civilians were also caught up in the bombing, killing one school child. the taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. they say the bomber was driving with 1,500 pounds of explosives when he hit the convoy. now, u.s. convoys are often targeted, but rarely are these bombings so deadly. the taliban said they will continue to target u.s. forces until all foreign forces leave afghanistan. >> mandy clark in kabul with the latest on this breaking story, thanks so much. >>> an unusual and intense storm is barreling up the east coast. forecasters say a perfect storm of events is expected to bring rain, sleet, high winds and as much as a foo
. the county will get to use two mobile speed cameras to regulate traffic near schools in the first 30 days, drivers caught going more than 12 miles per hour above the limit will be sent a warning in the mail instead of a $40 ticket. better news awaiting you at the gas pump. adam may has more in the pump watch report. >> reporter: good morning, don. analysts say prices should fall more but don't get used to it. drivers give it a big thumbs up, gas falls under $3.50 a gallon. it will be a big difference for people like scott melton. >> i own a mall business. commuting back and fort each day, i spend about 8, 900 a month. >> reporter: he is hoping for a bigger drop and aaa says it's on the way. >> analysts are prospecting or predicting that gas prices will drop as low as perhaps $3 per gallon by the end of the quarter. >> reporter: refineries are switching to cheaper fuel blends and the economy continues recovering at a slow pace. aaa says americans are on track to spend half a trillion dollars in gas this year, the most in history. a new report shows americans are saving less to pay for pett
>> pelley: good evening, drivers in the las vegas 300 are telling us tonight it was an accident waiting to happen and, of course it did. taking the life of one of the superstars of this sport-- 33-year-old dan wheldon. now many are asking questions about how it happened and whether it could have been averted. today at the indianapolis motor speedway where wheldon twice drove to victory in the indy 500 fans paid their respects. he leaves behind a wife and two small children. wheldon's father spoke to reporters earlier today. >> daniel was born to be a racer and left us doing what he loved to do. >> pelley: we asked bill whit dore look into the crash and tonight he is at the las vegas motor speedway. bill? >> reporter: scott, in the days before yesterday's race, some drivers had expressed concerns about the track speed here at the las vegas motor speedway and especially the high banks that allow drivers to maintain speeds above 200 miles per hour. >> looking for dan wheldon... >> reporter: just 11 laps into the race with cars packed four deep at speeds approaching 225 miles per ho
stuck on the tar mark. >> is there any way to get us towed to a gate or something? i don't care. take us anywhere. >> it is so bad in central massachusetts, halloween is on hold. we have more on the disaster for you this morning in a year that has been full of wild weather moments. >>> herman cain tops another new poll but this morning the new front-runner is facing allegations of sexual harassment from his days as a lobbyist. charges his campaign flatly denies. we will have that story. and bob schieffer tells us why he confronted cain over a campaign ad that features smoking. >>> better than ya madrnie madoff's wife and son open up. >> i felt like my head exploded. i don't think if he told me he was an alien, i could have been more surprised. >> we have more of that interview for you this morning including what the family thinks of madoff today" early, this monday morning, october 31st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm jeff glor in for chris wragge this morning. what happened over the weekend? >> i don't know. happy hallow
we're on the move. ♪ and we don't want anything, ever, to slow us down. so it's surprising that most women aren't getting enough calcium. but thankfully, with over 25 great flavors, like strawberry cheesecake and blackberry harvest, only yoplait original gives you 50% of the daily value of calcium and vitamin d in every cup. yoplait. it is so good. >>> freed from prison. american student amanda knox cleared of her roommate's murder. >> the stunning verdict and the emotional reaction from italy to the united states. >>> hello everyone i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here is what people are talking about tonight. >> amanda knox will fly back tomorrow as a free woman four years after she was thrown in jail and convicted of killing her british roommate. >> reporter: amanda knox left an italian jail this time for good. an italian judge overturned her murder case. >> we're thankful that amanda's nightmare is over. we suffered for four years for a crime she did not commit. >> not only did she suffer. >> reporter: knox pleaded with the court. i did not kill. i did not rape,
. it is actually u.s. one at the dam and it is all because of an accident that started out this morning with a tractor trailer that left a fuel spill, it is an accident that is gone. the fuel spill is expected to be there for some time, at least until 8:00 a.m. this morning. locking all lanes, take 95 and the bridge as the alternate route. meantime, if you head out on the main road, the roads are wet, we are watching for the accidents and other problems. there is a lock outside, north of the boulevard. remember, we are always on, for traffic information, log on. >>> thank you, here is what the people will talk about today, the murder for hire plot that could end in the death penalty for the man that pulled the trigger. more on the taped confession that spayd the jury. >> good morning. it took a jury just under five hours to convict walter bishop junior of first degree murder and we have a key piece of evidence that could lead to his execution. >> he turned his head, i shot and killed him like this. >> he talked about the murder for hire plot that went counsel m -- that went down towards
're on the move. ♪ and we don't want anything, ever, to slow us down. so it's surprising that most women aren't getting enough calcium. but thankfully, with over 25 great flavors, like strawberry cheesecake and blackberry harvest, only yoplait original gives you 50% of the daily value of calcium and vitamin d in every cup. yoplait. it is so good. >>> fast and fatal. and indy car race goes from thrilling to tragic in an instant. >> the champion killed behind the wheel and why drivers say this race was so dangerous. >>> hello everybody i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here is what people are talk about tonight. >> a 15 car crash killed the popular indy car driver. some said the track was too small and the cars too fast. emergency crews rushed the 33- year-old british driver to the local hospital where he later died. three other drivers were injured, speeds at the indy 300 in las vegas exceeded 220-miles- an-hour. ed carpenter was in the race and was a close friend of dan wheldon. >> i think we all felt that there was a chance for there to be some crashes in the race because we were runni
. >> woo are worried about our customers, we have families who have been with us for 25 years. we are concerned about our clientele. they're like family to us. >> you always saw people you knew when you went there. last year, me and friends, our parents were out of town. so we spent christmas there. >> in fact, when we bought our house, the day we signed on it, my husband and i came here for dinner. >> we're going to rebuild and be back better than ever. it's going to be a while. >> the shutdown is going to affect a lot of smaller bees here next door. >> there's no way we can let them go. >> reporter: the owner worries about the less foot traffic. >> we hope everybody comes to help support us this time. >> on top of the fire, a few are the nearby businesses recently went under. but survivors remain optimistic. >> we're a strong village. everybody sticks together. and hopefully, as the mount washington tavern comes back and comes to rebuild, we'll be a wonderful village again. >>> if you have ever been out here to mount washington tavern, you probably recognize some of the faces he
in oakland. around the state we're going to experience drying out. low pressure that brought us scattered showers is now moving out of the area. our daytime high goes up to 69 degrees, right around 70 starting off in the 40s and back down near 50. we'll have the forecast coming up. >> not one but two problems on 95. here is sharon gibala. >> that is right. one of them is a car fire. that is on 95 northbound. the second problem is going to be also in the northbound direction. that one is going to be at mountain road. watch for an accident there, that one in the clearing stages. an accident in the clearing stages at 33rd and the alameda. that is near 648 involving a car into a house. fortunately, no delays on the top side or the west side. there's a look at old court road. there's a look at 95 at 175. remember, wjz 13 is always on. >>> here's what people will be talking b -- b -- about. dr. riess as learned the fizz sicks pre-- physics prize. the nobel prize with a local connection. >>> the search for who shot a federal employee yesterday. this happened outside the social security complex i
of a nightmare for american student amanda knox. she's returning to the u.s. after spending four years in an italian jail cell. >> reporter: her face says it all. amanda knox is free. the 24-year-old smiled as she showed her boarding pass. knox's friend spock to amanda before she left. >> she said i'm not on my plane but i feel like i'm flying. >> reporter: knox wrote a letter saying those who wrote, those who defended me, i love you. amanda. knox look relieved. knox broke down as an italian appeals court delivered her fate. jurors accused her of murdering her british roommate. two hours later inmates cheered as she left perugia's prison. the kercher family spoke with reporters here in perugia this morning and said they are shocked, upset and still without answers. >> someone who has done this. >> reporter: knox's supporters in seattle watched the verdict and can't wait to see her home. >> god speed and see you soon. >> reporter: knox said she wanted to return to her life, her future. reporting from italy. >> prosecutors say they will appeal but legal experts say the chances of the u.s
at temperatures-- look at temperatures. it is mild. all of us are going up to the low 70s. we've opened it up to show you no problems yet, but here's the storm out to the west. it will converge on top of us starting tonight. rain is returning. we'll let you know for how long. >> it's a tournament straight out of the pages of pot p.o. instead of football players, wizards were taking to the field. it's loosely based on the wizard tournament from harry potter. they had activities such as the dragon egg challenge and broom healthcare. >> and the ravens are taking on the jaguars. you can watch the game right here on wjz 13. our special coverage kicks off at 8:00. >> what will everyone do on sunday afternoon? enjoy the weather. >>> still to come, shocking video out of china. a young girl hit by two vans and ignored. >>> looks like americans are having trouble paying their credit card bills what card companies are reporting about what they have seen. >>> taking a look outside, a pretty dry day so far, but will it stay that way? meteorologist bernadette woods will be back with your full forecast. fin
us in condemning this threat to international peace and security. >> reporter: state department leaders want to get the support of other countries in condemning iran. they are telling their diplomats around the world to share details about the plot. >> reporter: administration officials won't say exactly what the next steps will be. >> we will continue to take measures to put pressure on iran. >> reporter: iran's government denies its involvement in the alleged plan. but american officials are confident it played a role. and they're warning u.s. citizens around the globe to be on alert for new terror attacks in response to the disrupted plot. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, investigators say one of the suspects tried to recruit mexican hitmen to carry out the attack. the justice department made the connection because of a wire transfer from iranian bank accounts to an undercover agent in mexico. >>> a surprise guilty plea, from the so-called underwear bomber. he's the man who tried to blow up a plane on christmas day. denise is in the newsroom wi
deliver us. the trouble is it may be too late because when it comes to ghoulish beastees in many parts of this country they're here already and nobody quite knows what to do about them. as mark strassmann will report in our sunday morning cover story. >> reporter: asian carp. mussels from europe. burmese pythons. they're more than making it in america. their numbers are exploding with devastating results. >> when scientists look into the future, they see the potential for many more damaging species. >> reporter: you make it sound like we're under attack everywhere. >> we are under attack everywhere. >> reporter: invasive species. the natural order completely up in the air. later on sunday morning. >> osgood: when you see trick or treat at somebody's doorstep you're hoping for something good enough to eat. but what if the house and the doorstep themselves are a trick, a deception by a skilled photographer. martha teichner will show us a master of the art. >> reporter: no, you're not hallucinating. you're looking at carl warner's edible landscapes. so the sea is made out of little fish.
this morning. >> and that is where we begin this morning. amanda knox returning to the u.s. after nearly four years in prison. she's due to be home by tonight after an italian appeals court threw out her murder conviction. peter is in perugia, italy, with the latest this morning. good morning. >> good morning. this local headline in a perugia newspaper says it all. while in great britain there's another headline foxy knoxy free to make millions. well, the knox family is leaving the entire media circus behind. these images of amanda knox leaving prison are the first pictures of the 24-year-old american as a free woman. the other inmates cheered her name. this morning, while her family arrived like tourists at the rome airport, amanda was spared the glare of the check-in desk. they're all in the air now, beginning their long journey home. today's joy is a dramatic contrast from last night in the courtroom in perugia. as knox appeared emotionally overwhelmed, almost sick while awaiting her fate. >> translator: we are free the defendant of the charges as the evidence is not re
is threatening mexico with 110-mile-per-hour winds. rick sallinger is on snow duty in colorado for us. first, let's check in with cbs news hurricane consult david bernard, chief meteorologist at wfor in miami. where is hurricane rina and could it be a problem for florida at some point? >> that may be the case the next few days. this morning, rina is a strong category 2 hurricane and 110-mile-per-hour winds and 235 miles south/southeast of cozumel, mexico. on that track it means late tonight or early thursday morning we could be looking a major hurricane impacting the resort areas of the yucatan peninsula. after that we look at the gulf of mexico. our forecast cone turns the storm towards the east as we go into the weekend but notice it also indicates a weakening to a tropical storm. so the good news is as rina enters the gulf of mexico conditions won't be favorable for strengthen. we expect some weakening but a lot of uncertainty that cone is very large. the storm could be over south florida or it could be to the south of cuba. it's too early to say. obviously, ever
president obama and president clinton, who called jobs an inspiration to us all. >> reporter: manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: and wjz will take a closer look at the devastating effect of pancreatic cancer, coming up all new at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> safe and sound. a baby taken from her mother is home. and minutes ago, the suspected abductor is arrested. gigi barnett is live in the newsroom with the frightening story. gigi? >> reporter: just over an hour ago, police arrested tiara williams, and charged her with child abduction. police say monique williams was babysitting 16-year-old gaden kingman at her home. the child's mother called police late last night, when she realized the two were gone. this afternoon, detectives found the baby safe and sound with a relative of the suspect, and she's doing fine. the family of the suspect will not face criminal charges, according to police. >> howard county secret service, fbi are all involved in investigating this incident. >>> killed in cold blood. now, the family of a woodlawn man says they may know the motive. they are inves
that might be used to produce anxiety relief or sleepiness. >> accused of giving him a fatal dose. but doctor paul white first focused on the sedative lorazapram. a key witness didn't consider the levels that may have accumulated in his body after days of use. and the singer may have taken it orally. >> the theory we've proposed is a lot more rational and would represent a more appropriate clinical situation. >> reporter: the defense surprised the prosecution with new computer models of what they say happened. so the judge gave prosecutors the weekend to prepare for their cross-examination. the state spent four weeks and called 40 witnesses in laying out the case. prosecutors tried to show the cardiologist was reckless. and that he should have never been giving jackson propofol. the case is expected to go to the jury next week. wjz eyewitness news. >> and murray faces four years in prison if he's convicted. >> if you are waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads. >> hi. if they are on the beltway, it's going to be a struggle. if you are traveling on the top side over
down. >> behind us there was almost a fight. in front of us people are yelling. "just bring the stairs, let us get off the plane." yelling at the pilot and airline attendants. >> reporter: under a new passengers' bill of rights, an airline can be fined the $27,500 per passenger for delays of more than three hours but fliersrights.org says the airport is also to blame. >> they should have been able to handle it. they're an international airport. all of their excuses are because they sent employees and customs home early. >> reporter: the last man off flight 504 agrees. >> i don't see why they couldn't use the stairs at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00. why did it take until 11:00 for me to get off the plane? >> reporter: in a statement, hartford's bradley international said its resources were stretched to the limit by the 23 diverted flights. jetblue blamed a confluence of events and said all passengers would receive full refunds. >> pelley: anthony, let me ask you the question we've been asking in the newsroom all day. why didn't they just roll stairs up to these planes and get the people off? >> repo
sure, u.s. 40, that's a new traffic camera. looks hazy. there is a live look at 83 at warren road. wjz13 is always on, log on to wjz.com. >>> here is more information on the fire on newberry street, firefighters are on the scene of a two alarm blaze at the mount washington tavern. there are no reports of injuries or what started the fire. the fire in to mount washington tavern in the neighborhood of the same name. >>> the case against ulysses currie is expected to be handed to the jury. andrea fujii is live. >> reporter: good morning everyone. it's all going to come down to what the jury believes, did currie make a mistake with sloppy paper work or sell his political power? >> are you feeling confident about the trial? >> no comment. >> reporter: ulysses currie could face jail time in the jury agrees that he took nearly a quarter of a million dollars in bribes from shoppers food, between 2003-2008. it's been more than 3 years since the fbi raided his home and the offices of shoppers food alleging he used his power to benefit the stores. >> they went through the house room by room and g
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